Thursday, December 21, 2006

Photos of Our Lady's Chapel at the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis

HERE ARE PHOTOS of Our Lady's Chapel at the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis.

Click on any photo for a larger version.

Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis, in Saint Louis, Missouri - Our Lady's Chapel

Our Lady's Chapel is one of four side-chapels in the Cathedral, and was designed by the Tiffany Company. Church construction started in 1907.

Here are my photos of the other chapels:
The older photos were taken with my former camera, and the colors are squirrelly. The new camera shows the colors more accurately.

Lauds are said in this chapel on weekdays after the 7:00 a.m. Mass.

Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis, in Saint Louis, Missouri - Our Lady's Chapel, statue of Mary

Statue of Mary and the Christ child.

Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis, in Saint Louis, Missouri - Our Lady's Chapel, tabernacle

Tabernacle; the Blessed Sacrament is not reserved here, but instead is in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel, located on the other side of the sanctuary.

Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis, in Saint Louis, Missouri - Our Lady's Chapel, mosaic of the Trinity above the altar

Mosaic of the Trinity above the altar.

Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis, in Saint Louis, Missouri - Our Lady's Chapel, mosaic detail on side of altar

Detail on side of altar.

Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis, in Saint Louis, Missouri - Our Lady's Chapel,mosaic detail on front of altar

Detail on the front of the altar.

Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis, in Saint Louis, Missouri - Our Lady's Chapel, detail of twisted columns next to altar

Ornate columns next to the altar. I've heard that twisted columns were used in Solomon's Temple in Jerusalem.

Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis, in Saint Louis, Missouri - Our Lady's Chapel, floor detail

Detail of floor.

Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis, in Saint Louis, Missouri - Our Lady's Chapel, view to back of chapel

A view to the back of the chapel.

Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis, in Saint Louis, Missouri - Our Lady's Chapel, arch mosaics detail

Close-up view of the arch over the doorway. The shimmering blue of the cross background caught my eye.

Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis, in Saint Louis, Missouri - Our Lady's Chapel, windows

Windows in side of chapel, facing west.

Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis, in Saint Louis, Missouri - Our Lady's Chapel, mosaic of the Presentation of Mary at the Jewish Temple

There are four mosaic groups on the side of the chapel, featuring scenes of the life of the Blessed Virgin Mary, and apparitions in the lunettes on the top. This is the Presentation of Mary in the Temple.

Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis, in Saint Louis, Missouri - Our Lady's Chapel, mosaic of the Assumption

The Assumption.

Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis, in Saint Louis, Missouri - Our Lady's Chapel, mosaic of apparition of the Blessed Virgin Mary to Crusaders and Saracens

Mary with Crusaders and Saracens.

Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis, in Saint Louis, Missouri - Our Lady's Chapel, column capital

Detail of column capital between the chapel and ambulatory.

Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis, in Saint Louis, Missouri - Our Lady's Chapel, arch detail

Mosaics on arch.

Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis, in Saint Louis, Missouri - Our Lady's Chapel, ceiling mosaics

The mosaics on the chapel ceiling are beautiful.

Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis, in Saint Louis, Missouri - Our Lady's Chapel, ceiling mosaics

Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis, in Saint Louis, Missouri - Our Lady's Chapel, ceiling mosaics

Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis, in Saint Louis, Missouri - west ambulatory

An ambulatory is open to the chapel on the left, and to the sanctuary on the right. In the back is a statue of Saint Louis IX, King of France. It goes completely around the sanctuary, and leads to the large sacristy.

Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis, in Saint Louis, Missouri - west ambulatory ceiling Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis, in Saint Louis, Missouri - west ambulatory ceiling Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis, in Saint Louis, Missouri - west ambulatory ceiling Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis, in Saint Louis, Missouri - west ambulatory ceiling

Ceiling mosaics in the ambulatory next to the chapel.

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1 comment:

  1. Splendid. I am amazed at the beauty of the churches in your city.

    The Cosmati-style decoration in this Lady chapel are wonderful and the mosaic ceilings too.

    Thank you.

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